Report: UFC Releases Jussier Formiga After 8 Years With The Company

Jussier Formiga's eight-year stint with the UFC has reportedly come to an end.

It was reported on Monday that UFC has parted ways with the perennial flyweight contender, according to MMA Fighting. Formiga (23-8) is on the first losing streak of his career after dropping consecutive fights to Alex Perez, Brandon Moreno and Joseph Benavidez.

He was on an impressive tear prior to his fall from grace. Heading into the Benavidez fight, Formiga was in the best form of his UFC career. He had won four consecutive fights and was coming off unanimous decision wins against current UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Sergio Pettis.

During his promotional run, Formiga shared the cage with the aforementioned Benavidez, Figueiredo and Pettis, as well as Henry Cejudo, John Dodson, Scott Jorgenson, Wilson Reis and Ray Borg. His final fight with the promotion was a first-round TKO loss via leg kicks to upcoming title challenger Perez.

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